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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Aug 30, 2006 7:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best/Worst Grateful Dead Song Ever

I always disliked Easy To Love, Day Job, Mexicali Blues, Hell In A Bucket, Samba In the Rain.

I remember becoming very tired of seeing Black Peter from '79 to '83, when it seemed that it was played at half the shows I attended in that period, and I would cringe whenever the opening riffs were played.

Also I don't much like Throwing Stones. One reason is that I feel it changed NFA from one of the great long post drums jam tunes into the gimmicky, manipulative (crowd chanting, hand clapping... "Bop Bop Bop....Bop Bop") and much shorter show ending tune that it later became.

One of my fondest memories was at Cape Cod 10/27/79. After the encore, after the band had probably already left the building, a large part of the audience stayed behind for what seemed like 20 minutes, stomping our feet and slamming down the seats in a raucaus spontaneous NFA beat that shook mthe whole building.

As for favorite tunes, there are way to many to even begin to mention.

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Aug 30, 2006 7:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best/Worst Grateful Dead Song Ever

best song- Darkstar - PITB - Cassidy - Franklin's Tower - Eyes and manymuchomore
worst song- Easy Answers - Throwing Stones - Money-money

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 30, 2006 8:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best/Worst Grateful Dead Song Ever

Day Job: Hunter, in his Box of Rain, notes that

"This song was dropped from the Grateful Dead repertoire at the request of fans. Seriously."

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Poster: Steve Jerman Date: Aug 30, 2006 8:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best/Worst Grateful Dead Song Ever

The worst one's I thought were no Dead songs but the over-played blues covers: Little Red Rooster, New Minglewood, etc.

In art there is really no such thing as bad or good - it is a matter of appropriateness.

The first time I heard Throwing Stones, Sante Fe 1982 it was like a vision. "Hell in the Bucket" is a killer rocker.

Even Day Job had it's place

"Daddy may drive a V-8 'Vette
Mamma may bathe in champagne yet"